CHP Board Welcomes Dr. Pat Salomon
Posted: June 27, 2016
Community Health Programs has named Dr. Patricia Salomon, a retired pediatrician and commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, to its board of directors. She is a resident of Monterey.
As a commissioned officer, Salomon worked primarily with the federal Health Resources and Services Agency (HRSA) on issues of access to primary care. As medical director for the Bureau of Primary Health Care, she led the National Health Service Corps in working to bring medical, dental and nursing staff to underserved communities. She also led efforts to develop programs the nation’s community-based health centers.
While in the USPHS, Salomon developed health care programs for the homeless and worked to bring health care to public housing communities; she also worked to integrate HIV services into primary care.
“These programs shared common efforts to overcome financial, cultural and practical barriers to health care,” said Salomon. “Without access and trust, no health care has real meaning. Finding a path into trusted care at the community level can help prevent serious illness from developing, can assist in workforce participation, and can support healthy family lifestyles.”
“Dr. Salomon’s background and experience perfectly match the mission of CHP, to bring good health and services to all residents of Berkshire County,” said Jodi Rathbun-Briggs, president of the CHP board.